David Knight is a statesman, a policy-maker, and a detail-oriented workhorse who is driven by the simple sense of right versus wrong. David is a roll-up-your-sleeves and get it done kind of person who holds his priorities of family, hard work and service to others as the cornerstones to success.
David grew up in Griffin and graduated from Woodward Academy, attended the University of Georgia and Augusta College where he completed his CPA Internship and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. Upon graduation, he moved to Albany and then Atlanta for work before coming back to Griffin to practice accounting in 1999. He met and married his wife Marie here in Griffin in 2005 and they have one son, John David. David has a passion for the outdoors and he makes sure he finds time for hunting and fishing and passing down those traditions and hobbies to his son.
David gained exposure to the political process when family friend Sonny Perdue decided to run for Governor. It was a time when Democrats held the majority in this state and David became heavily involved with the grassroots GOP organization for that race and then remained on the front line of the Republican takeover of the Georgia House and Senate.
After the 2002 election cycle, David realized how much he deeply cared about securing the future of his community. He understood and felt equipped to contribute to the issues that were being addressed at the state level and wanted to make sure that with Republicans taking the reins, we would lead with solid policy.
In 2004, David first ran for political office because he knew he was best suited to help write comprehensive, logical policies that were aligned with where the State of Georgia was heading and at the same time he set out to protect the cornerstones of his home district. With the opportunity to expand the local UGA Griffin Campus, Southern Crescent Technical College and Gordon State College as well as attract business to the area, David wanted to ensure that the district was poised to take part in the economic development that was heading to the state under the new Republican majority.
David helped build the Republican party as it stands today and believes now more than ever it is critical to protect our conservative ideals. He believes that when we have sound policy and focus on it for decisions, rules and laws – everybody wins. Inconsistent policies put people at odds and create political wildfire. He seeks to eliminate inconsistencies and ease the process, and ultimately works to reduce the cost of government. David operates within some simple guiding principles as he serves the citizens of District 130:
- Fight to get government out of the way, clearing the path for employers to create opportunities and for citizens to pursue a positive quality of life
- Work diligently to create transparency and simplicity in government policy
- Leverage strength as a CPA to simplify the tax system and simplify the way people do business in Georgia
- Stay out of the way, avoiding personal gain and recognition
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